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Main Description

Operate and maintain the plant to ensure efficient process continuity ensuring all safety, environmental and quality regulations as established by the company are followed.

Qualifications requirements GCSE English 5 and above
GCSE Maths 5 and above
GCSE Science 5 and above
Candidate restriction Due to health and safety restrictions, applicants need to be 18 or over at the start of the apprenticeship.
Salary £20,000
Reviews every 6 months with salary increasing by £2000 each review if the apprentices meets all the necessary requirements both in the workplace and in college.
Holiday Entitlement 24 days plus bank holidays. These are incorporated into the shift pattern.
In addition, after 1 years’ service they can have up to 3 floating days to book and after 3 years’ service this increases to up to 6 floating days to book.
Benefits Pension Employer; 4.5% Employee; 4.5%
Bonus –  up to 1.7% of salary based on Health & Safety objectives and personal attendance
Medicash after 3 years’ service
Employee Assistance Programme
On site parking
On site canteen
Cycle to Work Scheme
Uniform and PPE provided.
Long Service Awards (starting from 5 years’ service)
Location Carrington, Manchester
Working Hours Shift Pattern working 4 on (2 x days, 2 x nights) 6 off.
If on days, Monday to Friday.
Shifts are 6am – 6pm and 6pm – 6am
Days 730am – 4pm but flexibility is required to suit business needs
Duration 18 months
Start date September 2024
Interview date March 2024
Closing Date for applications 29th February 2024
To apply To apply, fill in your information in the online form below. If you are having difficulty in completing this, please contact recruitment on [email protected] for assistance.
Next Steps Once the position has closed, shortlisted candidates will be invited to a one way video interview, you will have 3 days to complete it.



Apprentices will receive training to carry out the following activities in all areas of the Paper Mill:

  • Comply with Safety, Quality and Environment regulations and company policy
  • Ensure good housekeeping in all production areas
  • Participate in the investigation of events that occur, identifying opportunities for improvements in installations/procedures and putting into practice the actions that are defined
  • Form part of the site emergency response team
  • Carry out daily Total Preventative Maintenance checks to ensure associated plant is running at its optimum and any anomalies are identified and resolved in a timely manner
  • Support the Level 1 Operator in performing the production programme in accordance with production targets, complying with the quality specifications set whilst achieving the greatest overall efficiency possible
  • Carry out plant cleaning and maintenance work during scheduled monthly, annual or general downtimes in line with the instructions of the Shift Manager
  • Monitor and control all aspects of the paper making process
  • Carry out daily work programmes as assigned by the shift manager

Skills required

  • Good computer literacy is essential
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Strong team worker with high levels of independence
  • Good use of initiative
  • Good time management and ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills


Apprenticeship Standard: Science Manufacturing Technician

Training Provider: Cogent Skills

Delivery model: Online

ABOUT Saica Paper

Our state-of-the-art production facilities allow us to manufacture a range of high-performance papers that can be converted into advanced packaging in terms of strength and design. In addition, our range of 100% recycled papers allows you to optimise your production processes and minimise your costs.

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Location: Carrington, Manchester
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Salary: £20,000
Closing Date: 29th February 2024
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